Miraculum's Journal, 26 May 2018

Well, this is what happens when I fail to plan my day in advance!

I had a half serving of Ghirardelli "Midnight Reverie 86% Cacao" ... after midnight, of course, and then had quite a few calories for lunch. My husband and I went to Chop't for dinner. I didn't realize the relatively high carb count of the romaine lettuce, and ate the "free" slice of "Artisan bread," but didn't have croutons on my Caesar salad.

We always have dessert and coffee after coming home from an early Saturday evening dinner. I couldn't let my raspberries go to waste, but they were a much better choice than my husband's "mini" apple pie!

So, yes, I exceeded my carb and protein macro "budgets" and went over my calorie allotment for the day, but my weekend "treat" was a far cry from the single-serving pint of Baskin-Robbins and dozen peanut butter cookies, each, that we used to "enjoy" in the not-too-distant past.
213.0 lb Lost so far: 72.0 lb.    Still to go: 45.0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 May 2018:
1605 kcal Fat: 107.19g | Prot: 101.68g | Carb: 66.78g.   Breakfast: Aldi Heavy Whipping Cream, Coffee. Lunch: Boar's Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat Turkey Breast, Pacific Natural Foods Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Galbani String Cheese, Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil. Dinner: Chop't Creamy Caesar Dressing, Chop't Cucumber, Dry Grated Parmesan Cheese, Chop't Grilled Chicken, Chop't Artisan Bread, Driscoll's Raspberries, Publix Original Whipped Topping, Coffee, Aldi Heavy Whipping Cream, Romaine. Snacks/Other: Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie Chocolate 86% Cacao. more...
3642 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 4 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 6 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours, Reading - 6 hours, Driving - 1 hour. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   gaining 3.5 lb a week

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I just looked up romaine lettuce 2 grams net carbs in 6 leaves. Is that a lot? I'm thinking of trying to lower my carb count to no more than 50 (or so) a day so have been looking up lots of veggies to figure out how to do it. Love raspberries! Lots of fiber, so the net carbs might be okay - gotta look that up too. 
26 May 18 by member: Fritzy 22
You're right, Fritzy! Why does the FS Food list give such high numbers for "Chop't romaine"? I didn't question it. I'm going to change my listing to plain romaine! 
26 May 18 by member: Miraculum
Ah! I've figured it out! One "serving" of Chop't romaine lettuce is listed as "1 cup -- 255g." I had one serving of Chop't romaine, not two. Chop't online nutrition info: ROMAINE SERVING SIZE (G) 255, CALORIES 45, CALORIES (FROM FAT??) 5, TOTAL FAT?? (G) 1, SODIUM (MG) 20, TOTAL CARB (G) 8, DIETARY FIBER (G) 5, SUGARS (G) 3, PROTEIN (G) 3. Plain old "romaine lettuce" from Dole measures "2 cups" at 85g! But why does Chop't include a gram of fat? In lettuce?!  
26 May 18 by member: Miraculum
From what I've read, opinions vary on whether to count 20g (*total or net*) carbs on a *ketogenic* diet. [I count all the carbs for purposes of planning my dose of Humalog (short-acting insulin).] I'm still at 63g carbohydrate for the day, well over the 20g threshold, however they're counted. But I'm not going to be deterred. ONWARD! 
26 May 18 by member: Miraculum
Good morning! Like you say, a much better choice than what you used to eat.. it’s all still a learning process fir me too! Keep on learning and changing.. you’re doing great πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘ 
27 May 18 by member: gaelicgal
We are all human. You are doing great. Stay with your plan :) - - As far as late night eating, when I gained 8 pounds (water weight) on my vacation, I realized I ate 1/2 my calories after 9:00pm. When not on vacation I go to bed at 9:00pm. 
27 May 18 by member: adefwebserver


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